Are you looking for healthy, natural skin recipes you can make at home? Here are several skin recipes you can whip up with basic ingredients from your own kitchen. From natural cleansers to natural skin masks, you will be amazed at the results you’ll get without all the chemicals and a hefty price tag.
from Natural Beauty by Laura DuPriest:
Natural Skin Recipes for Cleansing
Basic cleanser for all skin types:
1 Tsp plain yogurt
½ tsp honey
Mix together and massage over face. Remove with warm water and a washcloth. The honey is beneficial for antibacterial cleansing.
Basic cleanser for dry skin:
1 tsp plain yogurt
½ tsp mayonnaise
½ tsp finely ground plain oatmeal
Grind oatmeal in food proccessor. Mix all ingredients together and massage of face. Remove with warm water and washcloth. Oatmeal softens the skin and the oil in mayo moisturizes.
Basic cleanser for oily skin:
1 tsp yogurt
1 egg white
1 tsp unflavored Milk of Magnesia
Mix together and massage over face. For very oily skin or acne, let the cleanser dry for five minutes and remove with warm water and washcloth. This recipe makes enough cleasnser for 3 days. Store in container in refrigerator.
½ cup oatmeal
3-4 drops of canola oil or almond oil
1 tbls milk
1 egg white
Grind oatmeal in food processor. Add remaining ingredients, blend and massage over face for two-three minutes. Rinse with warm water and washcloth. This recipe will leave your skin soft and smooth.
Natural Skin Recipes for Exfoliating
Mix 1 egg yoke with 1 tbls of instant oatmeal. Add a tsp warm water. Massage all over face and neck using small circular motions for two to three minutes. Rinse with warm water and washcloth.
Place ½ cup dry cornmeal and ½ cup dry oatmeal in a blender and mix. Mix it with warm water to make a paste. Place on face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
For Oily skin:
1 small tomato
Juice of a ½ fresh lemon
Put tomato in blender and puree. Add fresh lemon juice and scrub skin with mixture.
Sugar scrub for aging skin:
Mix 1 tbls sugar and 1 tbls vegetable oil. Message over face and neck for two to three minutes. Rinse with warm water and washcloth. This scrub will amaze you.
Cornmeal scrub for acne:
Mix 1 tbls of cornmeal with 1 egg white. Add a bit of warm water to make a thick paste. Massage over face and neck. Let this dry for five to ten minutes. Rinse with warm water and washcloth.
Healthy, Natural Skin Recipes for Masks:
Use at least once a week.
Mash two or three strawberries into a fine pulp, add 1tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir and spread over face. Leave on for no more than five minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Banana and honey firming mask for aging skin:
Smash half of a ripe banana and add a tsp of honey. Apply a thick coating to face and neck. Leave on until completely dry. Remove with warm water.
Smash ½ of a ripe avocado and spread over face. The ph level in avocados is beneficial for oily skin and acne sufferers. Rinse with warm water.
Simple Acne Mask:
Pour a tsp of unflavored Milk of Magnesia into a cup and apply to face with cotton ball. Let dry completely. Rinse with cool water. The active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia helps absorb excess oil.
Natural Skin Mask for very dry skin:
Especially effective after too much sun exposure. Smash ½ of a ripe banana and mix with 1 tbls of mayonnaise. Apply over face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Natural hair pack for deep conditioning:
1 very ripe avocado
2 tbls mayonnaise
Blend ingredients together until consistancy of pudding. Massage into hair and scalp while hair is still dry and cover with plastic shower cap. After 10 to 20 minutes, rinse out and shampoo. If you have oily hair you may wish to replace mayonnaise by smashing a ripe banana and mixing with the ripe avocado instead.
Healthy, Natural skin recipes are easy to throw together and of course the very best ingredients for your skin health.